Military vehicles and mean machines with mounted guns! Don’t be terrified by the things you see here. Visit the Armed Forces Museum to have a look on the prized possessions of the Oman Army and its proud history.
located at Fort Al Falaj House, in Ruwi region in the Governorate of Muscat, the museum showcases rare artefacts that are related to the Oman Army and War history. The artefacts displayed here include weapons, clothing, instruments, and other defence systems that were used by the Omani armed forces throughout history.
The Building that the Museum is located, served as a military headquarters till 1970 and under the order of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the building was converted into a museum. In 1988 The Armed forces Museum was prestigiously inaugurated by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The Artefacts and the showpieces
Some of the artefacts showcased here are really old and some of them even date back to the pre-Islamic Oman. The museum is divided into separate galleries and some of the exclusive showpieces displayed here include ancient daggers, rifles, swords and so much more. Apart from ancient weapons, the museum also features a dedicated are to showcase the modern machines and weaponry and are the prized possessions of the Omani army today.
Getting there and accommodation facilities
The Fort Al Falaj House or the Armed Forces Museum is a famous destination in Muscat and can be easily reached from almost all parts of the city by taxi. The Al Falaj Hotel which is a hotel in Muscat, is located very close to the museum and a good accommodation option to spend the night after a tiring day of exploration at the museum.
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